Peaks and Valleys by Xandy Peters

Peaks and Valleys

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
519 - 547 yards (475 - 500 m)
11" (28cm) wide and 76" (193cm) long rectangle.
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This unisex scarf has an extreme chevron motif evoking the image of a forested mountain range with peaks and valleys. Worked in a self striping yarn, this scarf will take on the personality of the any colors you choose, ranging from bright and cheerful to dark and subtle.

The colorwork is done entirely with stacked increases and decreases, the same type of stitches used in the Fox Paws project, at an entry level of difficulty. If you are new to these techniques, you can find introductory tutorials on youtube:
Knit Tips: How to do Stacked Decreases
Knit Tips: How to Do Stacked Increases

Finished Size: 11” (28cm) wide and 76” (193cm) long rectangle.

Yarn: 4 x Noro Silk Garden, 137 yards (125m) per 50g. Shown in color 201.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts x 28 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.

Other Materials: Sewing needle.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters